Application for RJA Community Leaders' Scholarship


Are you a Dunedin-based not-for-profit? 

Richard Joseph & Associates want to contribute to the great work being done in our community by offering a complimentary place on every RJA Leadership course we run.

To submit your application click here


What is RJA Leadership?

Effective leaders have the personal capabilities, social awareness and communication skills required to inspire their team members and lead high performing teams in any environment. RJA Leadership is a series of integrated modules aimed at challenging the status quo, maximising the strengths of every individual and creating synergies and engagement within your organisation.  The programs go to the heart of people leadership by enhancing those things that are done more frequently in organisations than any other activity – communication, conflict, collaboration and trust.

RJA Leadership follows our “Engage – Participate – Activate” model of learning to ensure that participants have the time to put new skills and ideas into practice in the workplace. Unlike traditional 1-day workshops, our programme structure allows participants to maintain behavioural change for the long term. This programme consists of a series of six (6) half-day workshops, which focus on developing the non-cognitive leadership skills needed to connect your organisation’s plans to its people.

In addition to the workshops, each of the participants are supported in the application of the learnings through a one-to-one coaching session and a completion assignment. The coaching session gives participants an opportunity to ask questions and develop learning relevant to them and their situation. The assignment asks participants to apply a minimum of two new skills or tools to a workplace issue or project. They are then asked to present back to the group on their progress, learnings and the outcomes.

Programme Strategies

To recognise your leadership strengths, challenges and style and plan for working with them.
To develop the ability to recognise other’s strengths, weakness, energisers and stressors, and understand how they affect the work place. 
To develop the ability to grow/build effective teams.
To develop techniques that support effective communication within the team, from leadership to the team and with those you collaborate with (reinforcing good behaviour and managing unwanted).
To develop the mindset, skills and techniques required to lead during change.


Duration:             Six half day workshops, plus a 1 hour coaching session and an assignment presentation

To discuss the programme or scholarship in more detail, contact Emily on 477 5557 or email here